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Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the perfect response to Verona fans booing his retirement speech

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the perfect response to Verona fans booing his retirement speech

Zlatan Ibrahimovic aimed a ruthless taunt at Verona fans.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic brutally mocked Verona fans who booed him during his emotional retirement speech.

The 41-year-old called time on his legendary career following AC Milan's 3-1 victory over Verona on Sunday.

It brings an end to a glittering 24-year career, having played for the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, among other clubs.

Ibrahimovic has barely featured for Milan this season, making just four appearances in all competitions due to a series of injuries.

Having already announced he would leave the Italian giants, the towering Swede retired from football as he delivered an emotional speech on the pitch.

But during his speech, Verona fans booed him, with Ibrahimovic responding in typical fashion.

"Keep booing. This is the biggest moment in your year seeing me," he ruthlessly said.

Speaking to the San Siro crowd, he said: "I say goodbye to football but not to you.

"There are too many emotions for me right now. Forza Milan and goodbye."

He added: "The first time I came here you gave me happiness, the second time you gave me love.

"You welcomed me with open arms, you made me feel at home, I will be a Milanista for the rest of my life."

After his on-field announcement, he told reporters: "I used to be scared when journalists asked by about my future, but now I can accept it, I'm ready.

"I've been doing this all my life. Football made me a man. It allowed me to know people I otherwise would never have known. I've travelled the world thanks to football. It's all thanks to football."

Ibrahimovic will go down as one of the greatest forwards of his generation, having played for some of the biggest teams in world football.

He has over 500 goals to his illustrious name and has won a host of trophies during his stellar career. Enjoy retirement, Zlatan.

Featured Image Credit: AC Milan

Topics: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan, Football